Scrapheap Challenge

Scrapheap Challenge

2001 - 2004, Technology
Teams compete to construct something practical using only scrapyard junk.
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Episode Guide

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Dam-busting Devices (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Dam-busting Devices

    The Irn Cru and Maximus are challenged to build dam-busting devices from junk in ten hours that can pitch projectiles across water.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Dune Buggies (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Dune Buggies

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Tanks (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:


    The Destroyers and Hot Property are challenged to build the meanest tanks from junk.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Car Curling (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Car Curling

    Two teams are challenged to build a contraption from junk in ten hours that can skim full-size cars across an ice rink.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Fire Engine (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Fire Engine

    Two teams are challenged to build a fire engine capable of extinguishing an inferno and navigating a slalom course.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Speedboats (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:


    Two teams are challenged to build super-slick speedboats from junk.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Jet Cars (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Jet Cars

    Two teams are challenged to build jet-powered cars from junk in just ten hours and then turbo charge down the legendary drag strip at Santa Pod.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Giant Darts (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Giant Darts

    The Iron Maidens and the Jousters are challenged to build enormous flinging machines that will chuck giant darts at an oversized dartboard.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Ice Racers (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Ice Racers

    Two teams are challenged to build the fastest ice-racing vehicle from a pile of scrap.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Amphi Bikes (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Amphi Bikes

    The Rocking Rabble and the Double Deckers are challenged to build a pair of amphibious motorbikes from junk.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Backpack Cars (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Backpack Cars

    The teams assemble and race their vehicles before disassembling and putting them into their backpacks to run across an assault course.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Bomb Disposal (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Bomb Disposal

    Robert Llewellyn and Lisa Rogers challenge two teams to build a bomb-disposal machine from junk.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Wheelie Cars (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Wheelie Cars

    RAF engineers and the Royal Navy team are challenged to build a gravity-defying wheelie car that will race on two wheels.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Car Flinger (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Car Flinger

    Jaguar engineers and Devonshire farmers are challenged to build machines mighty enough to fling cars.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Destroyers (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:


    The Barley Pickers battle the Boat Buoys to build destroyers from junk that can sink the enemy team's giant galleons in a massive water war.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Diggers (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:


    Coventry wrestlers and Devonshire farmers are challenged to build a digger from just scrap in just ten hours.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Tugs of War (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Tugs of War

    Teams compete to build a vessel that can compete in a tug-of-war on water with propellers being banned.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Monowheels (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:


    Wrestlers and engineers are challenged to build a vehicle that allows both rider and engine to fit within a single tire.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Clockwork Cars (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Clockwork Cars

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Railroad Racers (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Railroad Racers

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Blind Navigation (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Blind Navigation

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Hovercraft (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:


    Two hand-picked groups from the very best shows of the past decade build hovercrafts that will carry all three team members across both land and water.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Mud Monsters (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Mud Monsters

    Two teams fight it out to see who can build the meanest mud monster that will get across the sticky swamp without getting bogged down.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Car Jousting (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Car Jousting

    Two teams turn a car into a remote-controlled machine.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Hydrofoil (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:


    Teams must build a hydrofoil that can carry one team member as fast as possible up the length of the lake.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Tunneller (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:


    Robert Llewellyn and Cathy Rogers challenge two rival teams to construct the ultimate tunneling machine.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Climbing Car (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Climbing Car

    Robert Llewellyn and Cathy Rogers challenge two rival teams to build a one-man hill climber completely out of junk.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Minesweeper (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:


    Robert Llewellyn and Cathy Rogers challenge two teams to build the best machine that will clean up a beach resembling a minefield.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Mobile Crane (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Mobile Crane

    Robert Llewellyn and Cathy Roger challenge two teams to build the best machine capable of lifting and moving scrap.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Snowmobile (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:


    Two teams attempt to build snowmobiles from junk in just ten hours before racing on the world's only indoor snowmobile track.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - White-Water Rider (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    White-Water Rider

    Robert Llewellyn and Cathy Rogers challenge two teams to build the best powerboat to travel along a stretch of wild water.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Street Cleaner (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Street Cleaner

    The Cat-Alysts compete against The Chaos Crew to build a four-man machine that can clean up a littered street.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Torpedo (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:


    The Chairmen battle with the Top Guns to build reusable torpedoes that are used to attack boats along the water surface.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Monster Trucks (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Monster Trucks

    Two competing teams attempt to build the biggest monster trucks to crush a line of cars before racing over the finish line.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Egg Shooter (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Egg Shooter

    Robert Llewellyn and Cathy Rogers challenge another two teams to build an egg shooter entirely from junk.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Fire Boat (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Fire Boat

    Brothers in Arms battle the North American Nerds for the prestigious Scrapheap Challenge title in the season finale.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Steam Car (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Steam Car

    Robert Llewellyn and Cathy Rogers challenge two teams of amateur engineers to build and race a steam-powered car from junk able to carry all four team members.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Giant Mower (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Giant Mower

    Robert Llewellyn and Cathy Rogers challenge two teams to build a giant motorized mower out of junk that is capable of cutting down a one-acre field of wheat and collecting the crop.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Bridging Machines (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Bridging Machines

    The teams must build a self-propelled bridging machine, cross a five meter wide ravine, then race for the finish line.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Missile Launcher (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Missile Launcher

    The Beach Boys and Filth are challenged to build the mightiest missile launcher.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Coffee Grinder (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Coffee Grinder

    A trio of young Suffolk mechanics compete against three teachers from Wolverhampton to build a wind-powered coffee bean mill.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Submarine (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:


    Two teams have 10 hours to build a submarine.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Wall Demolisher (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Wall Demolisher

    A machine capable of demolishing bits of a set of industrial outbuildings at an old power station in Norwich.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Walking Machines (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Walking Machines

    The final competition pits biker against biker.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Marine Salvage (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Marine Salvage

    Teams have to build a salvage machine which can raise a mini from the bottom of a lake and park it in a car park.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Mileage Marathon (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Mileage Marathon

    Teams must build a vehicle to travel as far as possible on one coffee cup full of petrol.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Amphibious Vehicle (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Amphibious Vehicle

    The Navy and the Bodgers are challenged to construct an amphibious vehicle out of scrap materials in one day.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Land Yachts (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Land Yachts

    The teams must build a land yacht capable of carrying the entire team.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Cannon (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:


    Robert Llewellyn and Cathy Rogers host an explosive battle of ingenuity and skill as two teams are fired up to the task of building a cannon.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Flying Machines (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Flying Machines

    A group of eccentric Cambridge therapists compete with Peterborough's finest washing machine repairmen to make a flying machine and then a brave pilot from each team has to fly it.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Rockets (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:


    The team must build a rocket capable of carrying a fragile payload to the greatest height possible and bring it back to Earth intact.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Powerboats (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:


    The Somerset Scramblers and The Rusty Regiment teams have ten hours to build powerboats out of scrap metal.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Off-Road Buggies (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Off-Road Buggies

    A trio of bikers from Essex challenge the Beasts of Bodmin to build off road electric cars in ten hours.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Sub Aqua (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Sub Aqua

    The teams have to retrieve gold from a sunken treasure ship lying in the London Aquarium.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Power Pullers (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Power Pullers

    Two teams have just ten hours to build a high-powered working tractor using only junk before the big showdown.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Siege Engines (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Siege Engines

    The teams have to build a medieval siege engine to destroy the other team's castle.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - The Best of Scrapheap Challenge (Special)

    The Best of Scrapheap Challenge

    Highlighting the best and worst moments involving crazy contraptions.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Scrapheap Challenge (Episode 109)
    Episode 109:

    Scrapheap Challenge

    The teams must build a monster-size rescue vehicle capable of retrieving a family saloon car from the middle of a treacherous off-road course.

  • Scrapheap Challenge - Scrapheap Challenge (Episode 55)
    Episode 55:

    Scrapheap Challenge

    The final episode of the series revisits the funniest, most ridiculous and memorable moments of the last series.

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